Framingham State investigating 2 racial slurs found in same residence hall

FRAMINGHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - Framingham State University was hit by hate for a second time over the weekend. The school is now investigating two separate racist messages in the same residence hall.

“We’re scared to go to sleep in our room,” said junior Nicole Harvey after her and her roommate Eunice Bwambok discovered the message of hate on their dorm room door Sunday. This is the second time in just two days that they have been the target of racial slurs, they said.

On Friday, campus police said they found a flyer promoting an event hosted by the black student union with racial slurs written across the front of the flyer.

The Framingham State University president issued a statement Sunday that reads in part: “This behavior is unacceptable and we are going to do everything within our power to determine who is responsible and hold them accountable. It is our highest priority for students to feel welcome, respected and safe on campus.”

Students, teachers and school administrators said it is something that needs to end immediately.

“A lot of people are expecting change,” one student told 7News. “People are feeling unsafe in their dorms,” another student said.

On Monday, administrator held an open forum allowing students to voice their concerns.

“It was good. It’s a first step. But at the same time, if where not going to continue this after today, then what was the point of having this,” a student who attended the forum said.

Campus police said they believe the two incidents are related. The school’s president added that they intend to severely punish whomever is responsible.

Anyone with information about either of the incidents is urged to contact campus police.

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